Southeast Jay Ave Bridge Replacement

The old timber bridge to be replaced

The old timber bridge to be replaced

Odisea acts as the Town Engineer for Cedaredge, Colorado, and therefore performs a wide array of services for them.  During the summer and fall of 2016 the process of designing a replacement for the bridge that serves the local golf course was undertaken.  The existing bridge is a narrow, short-span timber bridge that is not only a safety hazard, but one that restricts the free flow of pedestrians and traffic to a hub of activity in Cedaredge.

Odisea designed a concrete box culvert as a replacement for the bridge, and the entire site is intended to offer a new amenity in the form of a pedestrian link to the local trails.  The addition of parking and pedestrian lighting will allow people to access the Cedaredge trail network on the east side of the bridge, which follows Surface Creek.  The addition of a retaining wall along the creek to the east will improve access to the trails through the addition of a path along the road.

Plan and profile of the new bridge showing the new amenities

Plan and profile of the new bridge showing the new amenities

A protected pedestrian lane has been added to the bridge, with solar powered lighting added both on the bridge and adjacent to the new parking area to the west.  Odisea did not raise the grade passing over Surface Creek significantly in order to maintain a country feel to the entrance into this part of the community.  Guardrails will increase the safety of both pedestrians and vehicles, and the bridge hydraulics will be improved.  Odisea modeled both existing and proposed creek hydraulics to determine its impact on the watershed.

In addition to performing the design, Odisea compiled the RFP and has overseen the entire bidding process, acting on behalf of the Town and assisting with choosing the Contractor.  We will perform construction administration activities and quality assurance inspections and submittal reviews as construction moves froward..

Construction is beginning in November of 2016.

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